SAVANNAH, Tenn. — A gas station was surrounded by officers Saturday night after reports of a shooting.

Savannah police and Hardin County deputies were called to Three Diamond Food Market to investigate. TBI agents are now assisting.

“I saw the officers everywhere, and it was mayhem up here. It was mayhem,” resident Sandra McClelland said. “You could see that he was laying in the door, and it was awful.”

“The incident began with a report to 911 of a call of a reported shooting at a convenience store at 15 Bain Road in Savannah, and that’s something Savannah police responded to,” TBI spokesperson Susan Niland said.

The victim, 26-year old Vincent Casey Jr., was found with gunshot wounds and taken to the hospital. There’s no word on what led to the incident.

The TBI said there’s no one in custody and there are no suspects, but residents do know the victim.

“He’s from here. He grew up here in this community,” McClelland said.

At last check, the TBI said Casey was still being treated at the hospital.

Police are still looking for suspects and need your help. If you have information, call Savannah police at 731-925-4989 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Machine Operator

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for operating bag making machines in order to safely produce high quality paper bags in accordance with the job safety analyses, production schedule, set up instructions, operating procedures and quality specifications. We currently have open positions on the 3pm – 11pm shift and also the 11pm – 7am shifts.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:
Understand and follow all safety procedures
Setup and operate bag machine and support equipment to convert paper into bags
Read and verify order sheets
Understand print job requirements and quality issues
Perform quality checks on finished products
Complete daily production paperwork
Maintain a safe and clean work area

Candidate Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent
Eligible to work in the United States
Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen.
Ability to work 12 hour days
Work overtime as needed
Satisfactorily completes training courses as determined by management.
Ability perform the essential functions of the job with our without accommodation.

Physical Requirements:
Requirements include, but are not limited to (all times are approximate):
Standing (Constantly – 7 hours)
Walking (3 hours)
Lifting (Constantly 1-70 pounds)
Carrying (4-6 hours, 1-70 pounds)
Pushing (2-4 hours)
Pulling, Twisting, Climbing (2-4 hours)
Reaching, Repetitive Motions (2-4 hours)

For more information or to apply for this job, click here.

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MID-SOUTH FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK.  NUMEROUS ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR AS A RESULT.

THE FIRST ROUND OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL OCCUR THROUGH THIS EVENING AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE OHIO VALLEY.  SEVERAL THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.

ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR BY WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS OVER THE MID-SOUTH.  SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH THIS SYSTEM AS WELL.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 80S THROUGH THURSDAY.

Gary Pickens-StormTeam 7 Forecaster

email: gpickens@wbbjtv.com

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.– Madison County Sheriff’s deputies respond to an early morning crash in east Madison County.

Deputies say it happened on Browns Church Road around 4:00 a.m. Monday.

While on the scene, WBBJ reporter Brittany Hardaway says she saw investigators with flashlights, searching through the grass and looking on the road.

The sheriff’s office say they aren’t commenting on the situation at this time.

Stay WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News as more on this story becomes available throughout the day.

 

JACKSON, Tenn. — A community is mourning the loss of a family of four, killed as they returned home.

Crenshaw family

“They had left as they reported yesterday from Kissimmee, Fla., and was en route back to Jackson, Tenn.,” said assistant chief Kyle Ellison with the Blount County Fire District.

Officials said Joesph and Jennifer Crenshaw were killed along with their two teenage children, Jacob and Jillian.

The family was due to arrive on their private plane into Jackson around 3 p.m. Saturday, but never made it. Their plane crashed near Hayden, Ala.

“They did receive a mayday call from that plane, and then they lost contact with it,” Ellison said at a press conference Sunday.

Residents of Hayden say strong winds came in around the time the plane went down.

Charles Caldwell said the plane landed on his property, and he found parts of it in the woods.

“It’s a mess,” he said. “I mean, it’s just a rubble of tin — you can’t tell it’s a plane.”

West Blount fire officials say the wings were found unattached from the engine and other parts were still being found hours after they fell from the sky.

“The area where the wings have been located in various different parts of our territory here from that area to where the fuselage was located was approximately a half mile to a mile scattered in various areas,” Ellison said.

Steve Smith with McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport said the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

“They’re really good at what they do, and to find the fate of whatever happened to 6365 Delta rests with them,” he said. “It may be a while, but I think the answers are there, and they will find those answers for us.”

He says the official cause of the crash will come out after their investigation.

“Our heart goes out to the family. They were wonderful people, and we hope the NTSB will let us know really soon.”

The two teenagers killed were students at University School of Jackson.

School officials said grief counselors will be on campus this week for students and faculty.

Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness news as more details become available.

UNION CITY, Tennessee — Members of all ages from the Union City Baptist Temple, came together Sunday for a ground breaking ceremony, at the site where their new church is set to be built.

A fire consumed the former building in August of last year. But members say, they refuse to let this tragedy tear their congregation apart. The pastor told said, the blaze has actually done the opposite.

“We lost our building, but we did not lose our church. The church family pulled together, and I think what the devil meant for bad, God used for good, and the church has grown. We have seen the lord do some amazing things through all of this.” Pastor Keeton said.

Pastor Keeton says they are waiting for the plans for their new church to be approved by the fire marshal and hope to be able to hold Christmas Mass in their new building.

JACKSON, Tenn — Hundreds of dogs and their owners came to the Hub City Saturday and Sunday to compete in the AKC Dog Show.

Coordinators say more than 100 breeds competed in different categories but all participants had their eyes on the prize, “The best of show” title.

We talked to one participant who says she’s competed in dog shows for 35 years.

She says the preparation is hard, but it’s all worth it in the end.

Those who won in this years competition will have a chance to go on to nationals which could potentially lead them to a spot at Westminster.

JACKSON, Tenn. — A surprised 15-year old girl was given an unexpected birthday gift Sunday from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the generous donation of a 17-year old girl that was once in her shoes.

“When you look at a kid’s eyes, like that in there awhile ago, that’s been through so much, and you see the excitement on her face,” said Jeff Fuller, a Make-A-Wish sponsor, “there’s nothing like that, there’s nothing like that in this world.”

At her birthday party in Jackson Sunday afternoon, Madison Lowrance, who lost her leg in a car accident, was granted her wish to go to the Mall of America.

“I have clothes, but I just wanted to be able to go on a trip and be able to get a lot more, because I just love clothes and shoes,” said Lowrance, Make-A-Wish recipient.

This wish was made possible by a past make a wish recipient, Morgan Fuller, who got the opportunity to go to Disney World before she passed away from cancer.

“These kids go through so much, we know personally, they go through so much heartache in their lives, and this is not just a wish,” said Jeff Fuller, “it gives them hope. It gives them hope.”

“It gives them looking forward to more things than just being in the hospital,” Wanda Fuller said, another Make-A-Wish sponsor.

The Fuller family said, in order to make this wish come true here today, their daughter Morgan sold thousands of bracelets to people all over the mid-south, raising over eight thousand dollars.

“We’re going to keep honoring Morgan, and this is how we do it,” said her dad. “We keep her alive by honoring her. We want to do what she wanted.”

Madison says, this is what she would say to her sponsor, if she were still here today.

“Thank you for everything you’ve done, and I’m grateful for it and lucky and blessed; because I never thought I’d get an experience like this,” says Lowrance.

Make-A-Wish said, Morgan also wanted to get the Tennessee area more involved in the foundation, that is always looking for sponsors and volunteers to help. For more information visit midsouth.wish.org.

SAVANNAH, Tenn — A late night shooting Saturday in Savannah now has the TBI involved.

Savannah Police say they were called to the Three Diamonds Gas Station around 9:30 Saturday night and found 26 year old Vincent Casey, Jr. suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

The victim was airlifted to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

No word on what might have caused the shooting.

Anyone with any information about last night’s events is asked to call the Savannah Police Department at 731-925-3200 and speak with Detective Keen or contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Hundreds of West Tennesseans came out to make a difference for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

The annual Denim and Pearls benefit, is WRAP’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Guests were treated to a three course meal, live entertainment and were able to bid on auction items with all money raised benefiting domestic abuse survivors.

One organizer says her favorite part of the event is hearing the survivors speak throughout the night.

“Shes one of our survivors and she’s speaking tonight,” Cheri Spencer, an organizer for the event, said. “She said, “I’m so nervous,” and I said, you’ve been through worse. And she just touched me and she said, “You’re right, I have. I can do this.” And it was a very touching moment for me.”

Spencer says WRAP currently serves 19 West Tennessee counties.

If you want to keep up with the group’s events, you can check out their website here.

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